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the income tax is 100 years old or it look at how much it has grown out. welcome, everyone, i and liz macdonald in for neil cavuto. as you're watching the super bowl, we are continuing to watch our tax rates skyrocket. income tax celebrating its 100 are they this saturday. it was 7% of first started. now, locale hiatus. it's about if we should raise the rates even more. dan mitchell on what rates america will be seen next 100 years. you know, here is the thing. basically we are seeing the income tax celebrating its 100 anniversary. back then, it was unconstitutional to have an income tax. what do you make of the direction the country is in with where they are right now? >> well, this is just an argument for euthanasia. i think 100 years is plenty long enough to have the income tax. what is really tragic is that we would not have the modern welfare state with all the economic damage it imposes if we had not given politician the ability to live levy a broad-based tax like the income tax. but as you point out, it is just going to get worse in the future because we have these out-
obama. once again obama is pushing for higher taxes. don't take our word for it. listen to what he said last night just before the sboel. >> there is a way to solve the budget problems in a responsible way through a balanced approach that the vast majority of people agree with. if we do there is no reason we can't have strong growth in 2013. we can't b have washington dysfunction getting in the way. >> with all respect, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperi prosperity. more tax hikes will not hurt this economy. let's not push our luck. republicans will block it. we'll be right back. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. >>> stock market correction today. i still believe rising profits and an easy fed will keep the bull market going -- at least until the president tax bombs us to death again. that's what obama said before the super bowl yesterday which could be the real reaso
♪ >> do not be fooled by the headlines. the economy is in bad shape. tax and spend is a failure. good morning, everyone. the bean counters presented the report on the economy. and what did the media pick on? the deficit. this year it will be below a trillion dollars, that's what the pundits focused on and ignored the grim reality. in fact, our debt is headed toward the worst levels in post war america. worst, the economy will show a masly 1.4% growth. unemployment rise to 8%, stay at very high levels for years, and 7 million people will lose their health care coverage under obamacare. that came within hours of president obama's call for more tax increases on the rich and put off spending cuts. tax and spend, it lives on and so does our massive debt. reality check, "varney & company" is about to begin. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually all your imptant legal matters in just minutes. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >> first up this wednesday morning, gas prices, yes, they are still on the rise. national a
everybody's wallet just as taxes go up on every paycheck. plus, the economy is shrinking, unemployment is rising and the president calls forever higher taxes. a gas spike could not come at a worse time. $2900 per family. this is what happens when bernanke pushes down the value of the dollar. off goes oil and off goes gas. this is the inflation that everyone sees and everyone feels. varney & company about to begin. did yoknow not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularityhat won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. stuart: breaking news from dell, as expected. the company is going private. the stock is up 30% this year. it is a done deal. i have a whole raft of tax stories for you. first item, the feds propose to legalize marijuana and establish new pot tax. that would bring in an estimated $20 billion a year. passage of the law a longshot at best. today congressman eric cantor will give a speech on just how expensive it is to raise a family and how higher taxes will
tax dodgers. >> corporations are people, my friend. >> the senator unveils his new bill here tonight. >>> plus, someone actually made the paul harvey farmer ad better. >>> and governor chris christie wants everyone to shut up about his weight. >> shut up. >> tonight, reverend al sharpton is here to give the governor some tips on becoming the biggest loser. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the confirmation hearings of cia director nominee john brennan got off to a rocky start today. human rights protesters from the activist group code pink interrupted the hearings before they even started. john brennan is the architect of the obama administration's drone warfare program, which includes targeted killings. once the hearing got under way, there was another disruption. the protester was escorted out. then there was another. same thing. seconds later there was another. and then another. finally, chairwoman senator dianne feinstein broke up the proceedings. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that the code pink a
. this business about raising taxes, it's not catching on. i just don't hear it from down there. >> the house republicans aren't feeling the president to raise taxes. it's a complicated argument to help, that's why it's really not catching fire. a lot of defense industry lobbyists are giving republicans heat, they don't feel heat from the constituents because the constituents they think want to see real spending cuts. americans want spending cuts, they don't want political gains. >> i really do. i think when you look at the poll, americans still want smaller government and fewer services, aka spending cuts. i think this is the white house's big mistake, they're barking up the wrong tree. the only question i have, it is after all republicans, will they hang tough? in your opinion, you're closer to it, will they hang tough? >> i spent all day on capitol hill talking to house republicans privately saying what's going to happen between now and march 1st? they say the house leader has promised them privately they're not going to replace the sequester unless there are real cuts to replace the seque
away from its all-time high and a taxing debate in washington. president obama once again says he's going to seek to get new revenue to help bring down the deficit and specifically, he's now calling out carried interest tax breaks again. we'll see where that goes. plus, the story that everyone is talking about this morning, the ravens holding on to beat the 49ers in the super bowl after the lights went out for 45 minutes at the superdome. we're going to try to keep the lights on. "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is on vacation today so we're joined by steve liesman. we're happy to have him here. our top story this morning, the market. we have assembled a trio of wall street's most respected voices to join us for the next hour. we have a lot to talk about this morning. plus, there is that issue of the lights going out at the super dole last night. officials say an abnormality in
$84. they talked about payroll tax increases. it is in a more competitive environment. the easy way for walmart is over. a little bit of a pullback is expected. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. a big month in january. we get to the bottom line with elizabeth macdonald. why is this? >> you have been talking about that great rotation. we have not seen a start like this in 15 years. in the month of january alone. it surpasses what happened all of last year combined for all four quarters. the bears have left the building. the s&p forward earnings that we are looking at are still cheap versus the october 27 peak. the s&p 500 was trading at 13. if it hits 14, then you are talking s&p 1600. if it hits 16, you are talking s&p 1700. are we setting up a classic bear trap? that stock has gotten ahead of the economic recovery. we are seeing the togo war on whether or not we will have a downdraft by end of year. melissa: who is winning? >> though bulls are winning for now. if there is a pullback there, you could be in a downdraft air up. melissa: thank you so much. lori: this has been th
as a baseline scenario. remember, all the times the bush tax rates were expected to expire. this is probably the best look. the most honest look we have gone from cbo in years now. i want to show you one more thing on deficit reduction. this is the three scenarios. if you increase deficits by $2 trillion, long-term, by 2023, you start to slow down if you had no deficit reduction. look at how much growth increases here. you take a short-term hit for next year, in the long term, you are adding almost two percentage points to gdp. back to you. lori: that was just about as helpful of a visual as you can get when it comes to understanding this math. melissa: that really breaks it down. what is the cost of reducing the deficit. if only we would have done that before. a great report. thank you. lori: troubling, at best. let's continue on. reversing yesterday's pullback and continuing to rally through the start of this year. will this continue? >> i am pretty optimistic going forward. i do think you will hit about 1675 on the s&p as the year end target. the housing recovery will continue. i think ov
taxes and that is what they are saying about the sequester. can hwe can replace or delay by getting revenues in the door and that means taxes. >> greta: the whole sequester thing emerged in august of 2011 and the idea of sequestration was from the president if they didn't have a decision by the supercommittee in november. that at any time happen. it was supposed to be january of 2013. nobody has done anything. the president hasn't made sure it got doughnuts leader and they push it off to march 1 and between january 1 and march 1 all of this stuff is going to get done. zero has gotten done and the president wants another delay and says today we can't just cut our way to prosperity meaning who is going to get the taxes this time. he raised it on the rich? now, are the middle class going to get? >> they have to to get serious revenue. he is talking about we will tax corporate jets and oil and gas. that raises about $3 billion a year. the deficit next year according to the congressional budget service $845 billion. they have $3 billion in tax increases against a $845 billion deficit. th
, after paying $24 billion in taxes in 13 weeks. where are those shares operating? nicole: let's take a look, shares are up slightly, up 1/2%, oil around, earnings have been on the rise, earnings rose 5.9%. chemical and refining earnings provided a boost and where they did see production fall to three year lows. is a big tax payout. charles: those devious deal oil--oil companies courting the money. thanks a lot. it was january to remember for markets. it has been huge but not so much for apple shares. stock down 14% this year. and flat over the past 12 months. it has been tumbling and you see is that $2.34 hovering around at 450 area. a different story. for the blackberry that is a 9% in january all bound down 24% over the past 12 months. at stock has been extraordinarily volatile up $0.43, $13.40. we will keep an eye on them for you. the jobs report we want to bring in austan goolsbee, professor at university of chicago school of business and former white house economic adviser in chicago. thanks for joining us. your initial assessment of the jobs report number? >> rider around expec
will get back to you if there are more details. the fbi is promising that in the next few hours. >> tax hike to high income earners. he may be going to the well again. the president insists he needs more money to reduce the deficit and will likely focus on a familiar target. white house correspondent wendell goaler tells us how that is going over. >> as the president headed to minnesota to talk about gun violence, republicans on capitol hill tried to keep the nation's attention on fiscal matters. >> we are having trouble in large part because spending is a problem. it is what is chasing jobs overseas and causing much anxiety about our future. >> sunday in a presuper bowl interview with cbs's scott kelly mr. obama said this year's tax changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have acc
. melissa: james, last word. 21 billion went on tax incentives for energy efficiency for renewable energy projects. i mean, maybe a great thing, but should potholes have come first maybe? i mean, maybe -- >> yeah, you know, it's a shame government doesn't work because this is actually the right, general structure for tax. ideally, it's a gas tax that pays for roads. so the user is paying. and, unfortunately, it doesn't go to roads. melissa: it doesn't work, right. that's the essential problem with government. it doesn't work. all right, guys, thanks. appreciate your time. >>> time now for today's fuel gauge report. a huge winter storm is barreling down towards the northeast. have you heard about this? didn't stop natural gas futures from nose diving today. natural gas stockpiles fell far less than anticipated last week, and lower oil refinery demand, crude hit a two-week low settling at $98.83 a barrel, and opec's production fell compared to december. output shed by 200,000 barrels to 30.45 million a day. lower production by saudi arabia -- we'll place the blame there. >>> all right, so i
of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of a sequester for fear -- few more months. lou: headed in the right direction icaria statement considering that it contracted the last quarter, and as he is fond of doing, insisted that republicans give him something for the privilege of doing his bidding. he wants more revenue. tonight we focus on the economy, congressional budget office today not happen the president. as it predicted more fiscal and economic pain for the foreseeable future. projecting another 7 million people will lose their job based health insurance because of obamacare. the cbo director says high unemployment is here to stay. >> under current law we expect that the unemployment rate will remain above seven and a half% through next year. that would make 2014 that sixth year in a row that unemployment is so high, the longest such in 70 years. lou: today president of bollinger and at least part of his focus from sequestration and control the illegal immigration. again, the president not helped when democratic congressman john conyers toda
all of our revenue from the sale of postage. we take no tax dollars. we do not want tax dollars. >> zero. zero tax dollars. in other words, you're not getting shafted. now let's just make sure that we're all clear on this issue. the post office receives, again, as i said, zero tax dollars for operations. it's run as an independent agency. postal employees are civil servants. it's the only institution in america that has been forced to prefund for 75 years a pension plan in a ten-year window. it would have a $1.5 billion surplus in 2012 without this pension requirement. do we get that, folks? this is government intervention by the republicans before they handed the gavel to nancy pelosi. and this is what they stuck the workers with. they want to destroy the post office because they want to privatize everything. today i guess you can say is chapter one, where is the banner, mission accomplished for the republican destruction of the middle class in this country. now, congressman darrell issa, who he just loves the news. he called it common sense-sense reform. of course it's common
in their paychecks because of this payroll tax. >> that is a real concern, right? so americans are continuing to feel the pain of the economic recovery being very slow. the bottom line is the bureau of economic analysis said the shrinking economy is a cause by a reduction in government spending. so the president is drying to say look we have to get stimulus into the economy. we need to get everyone back to work. that is caused by more spending not less spending. >> the democrats have proposed you cannot spend your way into prosperity. nor you can't tax people into prosperity. what you need to do is let the free markets take control. and basically in washington, d.c., we have bigger government. the president appointed 32 czars. what are those czars doing? >> czars is just a shortening of their actual title which is normally long in the federal government. i think that bureau of economic analysis saying that the cause of the shrink damage is due to the reduction in spending that's something we need to look at. >> we have reduced spending. >> talking about they are happy to hear the president talking ab
years running. visit texas. wide open for business.com and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving to texas. >>gretchen: that's smart. that's really, really smart marketing. first of all, a lot of companies have moved to texas. no state income tax, among other things. although the governor of california, jerry brown, tried to blow it off. not that big of a deal. watch this. >> $26,000 and the smallest entry into the media market of california. should i liken it to when you sand in the ocean? no. it's a big nothing. >>steve: when he was walking off apparently, he said this -- quote -- "it's not a serious story, guys. it's not a burp. it's barely a -- and then he used a word we don't use in our house." >>gretchen: come on. that's on my kids' star sheet every day. if you don't fart, you get a star. >>brian: parents have a responsibility on making the diet a -- >>gretchen: no. >>brian: if i was governor brown, i would use that as leverage to get taxes down, to pressure lawmakers to say look what texas is doing. busine
made no money in the past five years. and don't get me started on taxes. put it together and adds up to big delays in retirement a new study shows nearly 2/3 of americans age 45 to 60, plan to put off the retirement. today's "money" power panel is help you to. spencer patton, steel vine investments the chief investment officer. peter schiff, europacific capital ceo and susan knox, former treasury department advisor under president obama. spencer, let me start with you, you talk about people retiring later and later, you blame the fed in part. >> i really do. the fed has done a tremendous disservice in robbing savers, people that are planning on retiring, the people that are not trading in the stock market, but most people setting aside money, the chance to be able to retire. you're seeing not only have they not just made money, they have lost money due to the inflation and withering away of the u.s. dollar as the fed just prints money endlessly. it's horrible and it's, just further pushing back retirement for people that can't afford a delay. melissa: peter has retirement become a th
will require more taxes. >> can we combine some smart spending cuts because there's still some waste in government, can we reform our health care programs in particular and can we close loopholes and productions that folks who are well connected and have a lot of accountants can take advantage of. there's no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. >> president also warned congress about the danger of alowing the sequester to go into effect. >> washington cannot continually operate under a cloud of crisis. that freezes up consumers, gets businesses worried. we can't afford the self-inflicted wounds. >> no another tweet david plouffe said message delivered to big audience on balanced budget, deficit reduction, economy growth. on abc, an unlikely name was invoked for direction. >> i think what we need to do is do some things mitt romney taungd abo talked about. he said there are tax loopholes that should be closed. there are efforts being made to only get rid of the sequester as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 tri
tax rate. al-jazeera is owned by oil-country of qatar that made al gore and his cronies 15-- 500 million that had fewer viewirs than those on the test station of diluth, minnesota at 2:00 a.m.. his take 100 million . fossil fuel funds drilled out of a sand much a network that has a trade mark, balance covering osama bin laden . that is it of course, before bin laden was dispatched to a region where not even a deep drill bit can reach. he flies in fleist jets and drinkings more fuel than drinkings and living in a 20,000 square foot mansion. that uses more energy than some small countryings. >> that is not an issue for you. after you pay the fair share of taxings. and sphair me the self rightous high horse act of why you are a good protector of the environment. your high horse is a stick horse and phonep as a three dollar bill and you an illusion that you are keeping us from cooking in a hot box called planet earth. there are celebrity and environmentalist they don't agree with but i respect them. they are living out what they say. edbeckly and darryl hannah practice a minimalist l
're not going to give any tax increases to the rich, but we're going to let the middle class and the poor pay more we're going to let unemployment insurance run out on people that can't find work. every tax loophole in the world, we're going to leave it in place and start examining things that seniors need. i mean, how do you explain that better? >> i don't think hogan is correct about this. the core of it they lost two seats in the senate. they were trying to talk about rape and abortion and that was a conserve tiff view. marco rubio is saying you need to take an immigration deal. and the republican tea party is saying no, it's not possible, it's amnesty. you're wrong. i don't think this is purely about tone. the republican party has to move to the left. karl rove thinks that, marc marco rubio thinks that. it's not guilty aboutish issues, like you just said. when you look at, hogan, the war on women and the legislation they passed in certain states against women's right to choose, it wasn't that women were objecting to the tone, they were objecting to the policy. when you look at they're clo
are definitely looking down the road to immigrations, taxation issues. they will make a deal on the tax issue. heaven knows on the sequester. we may have the opposite happen. you may get more gummed up. we may get the wheels greased better. i know i'm an optimist on this issue. >> somebody has to be. >> you see eric cantor making that speech. they are finally coming around, scratching their heads, getting ready for 2016, thinking, how do we -- >> how do we get back. >> there is a big investigation at the oldest bank in europe. that's in etly. regulators for italian banks when this mess happen said mario draghi. even though there is no evidence he was involved in this, his name is getting dragged in. and in spain, calling on him to resign, a big reformist. so guys who are really important in europe are getting dragged into scandals. >> very quickly. >> don't forget, they are looking to berly scony. stand in one space long enough in italy and will prime minister will come back again and shake your hand. >> thank you very much. ty, over to you. >> thanks, folks. a big sign of confidence is when
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recovering. >> health care, taxes, the economy. >> that takes time to explain to people. >> the republican party just isn't there. >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> that may take more than one election cycle. >> i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> get used to this new word. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> i don't like the sequester. >> something so terrible. >> dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! >> slow down. >> we've got immigration, gun control, electoral changes. >> it's time for them to exert a little leadership. >> we have to identify our principles. that takes time to explain to people. >> i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >>> john boehner announced today that marco rubio will deliver the republican response to president obama's state of the union address on tuesday. rubio aides are busy trying to spread the nonsense that he will write his own speech. senator rubio did an interview with buzz feed last night while drinking beer, a necessary proof to political reporters that you're a regular guy. >> what we have t
of taxes, i'm not that surprised to hear about buybacks down a bit in the month of january. let's move on. the big that's going to happen this year, draghi, ecb meeting. a lot of people calling for rate cuts to help out on the euro. this is part of the currency argument going on. lowering rates seems unlikely at this point. the fact that there's a big debate about it, is that the euro strength is causing problems in europe. higher valuations last week for home builders. some trading two times book value. that's a big problem for the building people right now, if you trade them, fundamentals are good. barclays downgraded four of the big home builders on exactly that. the valuations have become stretched. we were talking about this two weeks ago, folks. barclays said new home price increases are unsustainable. some of them reporting 17% increases in their prices in the last quarter. that's an excellent number. but existing home prices not moving nearly as much. i agree with that, those are unsustainably high numbers. expect them to be 4%, 5%, 6% this year. let's move on here. the new york s
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principles, now that the taxes have been raised on rich people, you have a simple fight with obama. more spending against less, more debt against less. the republicans can win that fight. they have to stop victimizing latinos and women. start with the latinos. republican voter base. that group is going to vote like all the other immigrant groups do, as they move up, they'll become more republican. i know, because i ran the last two successful presidential campaigns in mexico. and in both of them, the conservative won. and they are pro family, anti-debt, and incredibly worried about illegitimacy and crime and all that. they feel like the republican party hates them. the bill has got to pass for them to -- for republicans ever to access that vote. >> what people are asking, why is fox not interested now on your views? >> i don't know what fox is interested in or not. >> they must have told you. >> i had a wonderful talk with roger ales who i respect. he said in this business, you're up, you're down, nothing is final or fatal. >> why are you down now? >> because i was wrong, and i was wrong
. ed whitaker tells us how he took on such a massive tax when asked and where he sees the auto industry heading now. david: and the federal housing administration could be asking for another bailout. coming up next, we had to washington, d.c., where a hearing was held for what kind of a shaky agency is in and what they're about to place even more of your tax dollars at risk. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is foreal this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. liz: call it the megamerger of all-time damage national cable company agreeing to buy british cable company for $16 billion creating the greatest company. getting access to europe's largest cable market, the uk, the head chance to speak with the ceo and president and asked him if the deal would mean big changes to the currently very successful strategy which has been paying off.
is turning to for advice on everything from the deficit to taxes to the broader economy. >>> then, after we talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for the quarter. that's the first time the group has been profitable since we've been breaking it out. >> share
a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months until congress finds a way to replace these cuts with a smarter solution. >> pelley: in an interview on sunday, we asked the president about all of this. we found out last week that the economy actually shrank in the last three months of last year. if the federal spending cuts that are on tap for march actually take effect, will that push the country into recession? >> i don't know if it will push the country into recession, but here's what we know. the reason that the economy shrank a little bit, despite the fact that housing is recovering, manufacturing is going strong, car sales are up-- you know, the truth is, is that, overall there were a lot of positive signs in the economy. the big problem was defense spending was cut 22%. that was the biggest drop in 40 years. it was very abrupt. washington cannot continually operate under a cloud of crisis. that freezes up consumers. it gets businesses worried. we can't afford these self- inflicted wound
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